Split / Cut An Object From An Object

Hello, is it possible to cut part of an object out from another object.

For example, lets say i had a long rectangular box and i wanted to cut (not delete) part of it out as another component or group… is that possible?

That is called a boolean operation ([split][1]). You intersect two objects and then sort the resulting geometry into two different groups. Select all edges and faces that should be in a new group, right-click → Create Group. It can also be useful to cut and Edit → Paste in place outside of the current group.

If you have SketchUp Pro, you can do it with one click on the Solids toolbar.
[1]: http://help.sketchup.com/en/article/1004358

Hi Paul,

Your example terminology isn’t quite clear.

You can select whatever parts of the existing geometry you wish to “split / cut out”
Move+Ctrl makes a copy of the selection; leaving the original geometry intact.


Ok great, thank you.